Senior NHS England lead joins HIMSS UK upon launch of organisation’s major flagship event
8th September, London: HIMSS UK has appointed NHS England’s former Head of Health and Care Innovation, Jane Dwelly, as Director of Strategy.
Dwelly, who has worked in Whitehall for 14 years, was responsible for this week’s Innovation Expo in Manchester. She has also led communications and engagement on a number of high-profile strategies including the NHS Five Year Forward View, Personalised Health and Care 2020, genomics and the innovation agenda and will join HIMSS UK in the middle of September.
In addition to developing the strategy for HIMSS UK, Dwelly will be instrumental in rapidly and intelligently responding to changes in the healthcare system, increasing links and partnerships with the wider health and social care economy and encouraging meaningful patient involvement in order to extend and deliver HIMSS UK’s mission of transforming healthcare through IT. She will also be responsible for delivering content for HIMSS UK’s events, including UK e-Health Week 2017, which was launched today.
Commenting on her appointment, Dwelly said: “I am excited to bring my experience of supporting and empowering teams and organisations to innovate and transform healthcare through IT. Getting this right has the potential to transform the way we care for patients, improve patient outcomes and enhance efficiencies within the NHS. Collaboration and partnerships are integral to my new role and will provide the opportunity to drive HIMSS UK forward to support our health and social care system in delivering better, safer, more efficient care for all.”
She added: “HIMSS is globally recognised as an organisation that is sharing best practice and extending networks to break down barriers in health and care IT and our NHS has valuable contributions that can be made to that.”
Stephen Bryant, Managing Director of HIMSS UK and HIMSS Europe said: “Strong partnerships have been, and continue to be, crucial to the success of HIMSS in the UK and across the rest of the world. The appointment of Jane Dwelly as Director of Strategy highlights HIMSS’ continued ambition to establish itself as a leading and trusted voice within the NHS and reinforces our collective mission to transform health and care through IT with the largest and most diverse amount of stakeholder engagement possible. We have no doubt that Jane will be a valuable addition to the HIMSS UK team."
Registration is now live for UK e-Health Week returning to London Olympia on the 3-4 May 2017. In partnership with NHS England and following the success of this years event, UK e-Health Week 2017 will bring attendees up to 10 programmes each day with plenty of inspiring and thought-provoking keynote speakers, panel sessions, debates and discussions to choose from.
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HIMSS UK is a voice, advisor and thought leader of transformation across the health service using health IT. Through our communities, analytics, media and events, we provide multiple platforms to provide health and care professionals with the rights tools and knowledge to deliver improved patient outcomes and efficiencies using technology. HIMSS UK run three events through the year: Our major annual conference and exhibition, UK e-Health Week, the only e-Health event to be run in partnership with NHS England, Health Insights - regional one day events held across England and The Executive Leadership Summit.